As our Junior Girl Scouts graduate to Cadettes, they pass into a new, exciting part of Girl Scouting. It’s unfortunate, but few young women get to experience the adventures and responsibility that come with this new level of Girl Scouts. So, I’m here to highlight three wonderful adventures that await.
Destinations: Girl Scouts love to travel—as Brownies, you may have gotten a taste for it, and as a Cadette, Senior, or Ambassador, you may be looking beyond your county’s, state’s, or even your country’s borders for new experiences and adventure.
Girl Scout Destinations is the ultimate adventure program for girls ages 11 and older. With a ton of different trips to apply for every year—from surfing camp on the east coast and breathtaking hikes out west, to the crazy-cool wonder of new cultures abroad—there’s something amazing for everyone to experience.
Girls apply individually for these trips. Each trip has its own application form that is downloaded from that destination’s page on the GSUSA web site.
For more information on Girl Scout Destinations, please email Karen Strife, Program Manager or call her at 315-782-1860 ext. 2215.
Awards: Girl Awards can be a fun and stressful time for many of our Senior and Ambassador Girl Scouts going for their Silver or Gold Award. But we’re here to help! Find out more about these two highest awards a Girl Scout can earn, learn how to brainstorm and choose your project. After all, these awards give girls the chance to do big things while working on an issue they care about. (We will also be discussing Girl Scout Destinations at these meeting.)
Engineering: The Biomedical Engineering Society at Cornell University will be hosting Girl Scout Engineering Day. There will be a variety of exciting, engaging activities designed to promote engineering, science, creativity, and teamwork. The girls will participate in activities like making liquid nitrogen ice cream and marble rollercoasters! This event is open to Girl Scouts in grades 2-12 (girls will be separated by age groups for activities).